Writing the main body

In the body of the essay, you develop the central idea that you formulated in the introduction. You should do this step by step, presenting one main point at a time and providing evidence and examples in support of each main point.

You must ensure that each main point is related to your central idea. This will give unity and coherence to the text, and enable you to develop a convincing argument.

It is important that the argument flows smoothly and logically towards the conclusion. To achieve this, you should:

  • Construct a well-structured essay
  • Consider how each point relates to the previous one and the next, as well as to the central idea
  • Select relevant evidence and/or examples to support each point
  • Use signposting to make the relationship between ideas clear
  • Write analytically